Oriental fruit moth

  1. a moth, Grapholitha molesta, introduced into the U.S. from Asia, the larvae of which infest and feed on the twigs and fruits of peach, plum, and related trees.

Origin of Oriental fruit moth

First recorded in 1920–25
  • Also called peach moth.

Words Nearby Oriental fruit moth

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